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Three members of the University’s new Ensemble-inresidence – Alexandra Ried on violin, Alex Caldon on trumpet and Matthew King on piano will be offering a programme including music by Bach, Copland and Eric Ewazen. Admission is free with a suggested donation of £3. Held in the University’s Colyer-Fergusson Hall which attracts renowned musicians from around the world due to its state-of-the-art facilities. For more information visit www.kent.ac.uk/music. Barnardo’s Charity Fair – Benenden Village Hall Thursday 6 November 09:30 to 15:00 Go along and buy all your Christmas presents in one place. There will be over 20 stalls selling a huge variety of goods including toys, clothing, jewellery, specialist foods and beautiful items for homes and gardens. Entrance is £4 to include tea and coffee and lunch is available from 12.30 to 2pm. All profits go to Barnardo’s. ‘Doodlebugs and Rockets’ – in Hawkhurst Thursday 6 November 10:00 to 12:00 We are promised a fascinating talk by Bob Ogley, who is, I’m told, a first-class speaker and an expert on Kent. His talk is billed as a ‘sideways look at Southern England during the Blitz’. This is held by the Hawkhurst U3A in the Royal British Legion Hall, Hawkhurst. For information contact the Membership Secretary John Read on 01580

753535, www.hawkhurstu3a.org.uk. The Cranbrook Art Show Thursday 6 November to Saturday 8 November 10:00 to 17:00 (20:00 on Thursday) Over the last twenty years the Cranbrook Art Show has earned much acclaim and is held in high regard. In 2014 there is a tremendous selection of artists, most new to the Show. The Cranbrook Art Show Committee were so impressed by the quality of George Morgan’s work that they have awarded him a special bursary entry into the 2014 event. Free admission. The Vestry Hall, Cranbrook, TN17 3HA. www.cranbrookartshow.org.uk. Ballet Virtuoso at Queen’s Hall Theatre, Cranbrook Thursday 6 November Directed by Janet Lewis MBE this gem of a ballet company presents the professional principal dancers from the award-winning English Youth Ballet. ‘Virtuoso’ is an exciting and contrasting evening ranging from the romantic ballet era through to Gershwin-Motion Pictures Hollywood musicals. Tickets £10. Box office and enquiries 01580 711856. Book online at www. queenshalltheatre.co.uk. Playden Poppies (A Tribute) Friday 7 November to Sunday 9 November (times differ) St Michael’s Church, Playden will be decorated with handmade poppies and tributes to World War I. On display on 7 November 1pm to 4.30pm; 8 November 11am to 4.30pm and Sunday 9 November 1pm to 4.30pm. Free admission. Light refreshments and poppy-themed stalls selling gifts. All proceeds in aid of Combat Stress and restoration of the Church spire. For further information contact 01797 224606. Weald U3A presents ‘The Zambezi River and Victoria Falls’ Friday 7 November 14:30. Eric Spears will be talking on the above subject at St Andrew’s Parish Church, Turners Avenue, Tenterden, TN30 6LL. Non-members are welcome (£3 entry). There is tea and coffee from 2pm to meet members and find out about U3A. The Weald U3A is for the dynamic over50s and there are a wide choice of interest groups. These groups aim to provide leisure, creative and educational opportunities in friendly, sociable surroundings. Visit their website www.u3asites.org.uk/ weald or contact Roger Berman on 01233 850859, email rogroger@tiscali.co.uk. Looking for an event venue? Peasmarsh Memorial Hall is newly refurbished and has been open for a year. Catering-standard kitchen, large hall, and meeting rooms. Suitable for a variety of events

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